UK Signed services

    Know your important item’s arrived safely. UK Signed services give you peace of mind from just £2.06.

    Royal Mail Signed For®

    Relax – we’ll get a signature from the recipient when your item’s delivered. Great if you’re sending a gift or selling goods online.

    • Available with Royal Mail 1st and 2nd Class services
    • Signature taken on delivery
    • Online delivery confirmation
    • Includes up to £50 compensation
    • A recognised, eligible service for the eBay Seller Protection programme
    • Prices start at £2.06 for letters up to 100g

    Signed For 1st and 2nd Class prices

    You’ll find the prices to send different letter and parcel sizes using Signed For 1st and 2nd Class from the below table.

    Letters and Large Letters

    Get a signature when your letter’s delivered from £2.06, or Large Letters from £2.36.

    CategoryMax weightSigned For 1st ClassSigned For 2nd Class
    Letter24 cm long
    16.5cm wide
    0.5cm thick
    Large Letters35.3cm long
    25cm wide
    2.5cm thick

    Small and Medium Parcels

    Get a signature when your parcel’s delivered. Prices start from £4.20.

    Category Max weight Signed For 1st Class Signed For 2nd Class
    Small Parcel45cm long
    35cm wide
    16cm thick
    1kg £4.85 £4.20
    2kg £6.57 £4.20
    Medium Parcel61cm long
    46cm wide
    46cm thick
    1kg £7.00 £6.30
    2kg £10.02 £6.30
    5kg £16.85 £9.99
    10kg £22.90 £21.25
    20kg £34.40 £29.55

    Get proof of postage in-branch

    Royal Mail Signed For items need to be posted in our Post Office branch, not a post box, to make sure that the parcel is tracked from the point it’s dropped off. When you do, you’ll be given a Certificate of Posting. Keep it safe – you’ll need it if you want to claim compensation for loss or damage.

    Restricted and prohibited items

    For safety reasons and to comply with national and international regulations, we restrict or prohibit certain items from our network. We may ask you about the contents of your parcel so we can make sure your items are safe to post.

    You’re responsible for making sure you’re not posting any restricted or prohibited items, so it’s best to make sure you know what’s allowed and what isn’t. You might be surprised to learn that items like batteries and perfumes are subject to some restrictions.

    View a full list of prohibited and restricted items